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"The Final Destination" Trailer is Straightforward

If you listen to the podcast, you should know that I've been salivating over "The Final Destination" (formerly "Final Destination 4/3D/Death Trip/etc."), hailing it as the perfect horror film for 3D. Now that the theaterical trailer has dropped, I can't say that I've changed my mind.

Japanese Bug Fights are Shockingly Entertaining

I knew a guy that had a pet scorpion once. I think I asked him "what the fuck is wrong with you?" every time I saw him. I guess I didn't see the point in owning a creature that could sting the living shit out of you at any moment whether or not the venom was removed. Now that I've seen Japanese Bug Fights, I think I'm starting to get the picture.

Site News, Tattoos and Back Episodes of the Podcast!

A week off for most people means the beach, or a five day drinking binge. Lucky for me, I have two jobs, so any time off from my "real" one just means I get to spend more time tinkering around with this site. In the past week, I've been pretty busy, and want to share a few things.

Xbox 360 Project Natal Goes Controller-Less

E3 is in full gear and announcements are coming in from all angles. So far, the buzz seems to be the strongest for XBOX 360's "Project Natal," a set of technologies that allow for full voice, face, and movement detection without the use of a controller. As usual, they've compiled a cheesy "demo" to put it in Kindergarten terms that my feeble brain can understand...

Bethesda's "Brink" Teaser Teases Hard

As promised, GameTrailers.tv premiered the teaser trailer for Bethesda Softworks' (Fallout 3) new game scheduled for release in the ultra-futuristic 2010. Unfortunately, it was a teaser in the truest sense in that it barely showed anything...

"Fallout 3" Dev Announces New Game Tonight on Spike

Despite recent DLC related issues, no one can argue that "Fallout 3" was a huge success. With great sales and considerable critical acclaim, Bethesda Softworks find themselves in a position to generate some spectacular hype. Capitalizing on this, they have promised to announce their newest title tonight (Thursday, June 28th) at 11PM EST on Spike TV's early E3 kickoff c/o GameTrailers, now with more Rose McGowan!

"Bioshock 2" has a Release Date!

Lord knows I've been foaming at the mouth over "Bioshock 2" for months now, and I finally have a date to mark on the calendar!

Are you ready to start counting down the days until BioShock 2 hits store shelves? You can start now! BioShock 2 will be arriving on October 30th internationally and November 3rd in North America for the Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION® 3 system, and PC.

Ju-On: The Grudge (Wii) gets a US Release Date!

I reported some weeks ago about the upcoming "interactive haunted house" game for the Wii based on Ju-On (The Grudge), noting that a US release was unconfirmed. Well, that all changed as the now titled "Ju-On: The Grudge" is slated for release stateside this October. Included in the press release are some general details about the projects release including a bit more insight into the game play.

Homeland Security Taps Sci-Fi Writers for Ideas

As any Scientologist will tell you, science fiction writers are very influential people. For quite some time, ideas from science fiction have influenced innovation and design, and some have argued that most of our technological achievements of the past 50 years are owed to ideas from sci-fi literature. Recently, the Department of Homeland security held a conference in the Reagan Building, bringing in influential writers such as Greg Bear to move the gears on some far fetched concepts.

8-Bit Fatalities Strip Me of My Innocence

This is a bit of old news (in Internet time), but I thought it was well worth sharing for those of you that missed its first runaround. Fascinated by the pre-Mortal Kombat days of gaming, flickr user Steven Lefcort (tastypaints.com) materialized what he had always imagined when he was offing baddies in the innocent 8-bit days.

Welcome to my new project: 8-Bit Fatalities. The idea behind the project stems from growing up at an arcade, and my eventual love affair with Mortal Kombat.

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